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New direction for UK energy policy

Affordable, reliable energy is critical to our economy, to our national security, and to family budgets.  Our challenge is how to ensure energy remains the backbone of our economy while we transform to a low carbon system. We are doing …

Now is the time for the next generation of girls to help power the country

More and more women have been taking a place at the top table of businesses for years now, but why then do women still make up only 6% of the UK’s engineering workforce – the lowest percentage in Europe? This …

Energy, Climate Change and the Queen's Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech sets out our early priorities for the new Parliament. DECC’s priorities are clear: keeping the lights on and powering the economy; keeping bills low for families and businesses and getting a climate deal in Paris this year. …

Scottish energy bills are lower within the UK

Some things work better when they are together - united and integrated. Energy certainly does. In the UK, as one nation, our integrated, single energy market is delivering the investment, jobs and power we need. The same goes for booming …